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Saturday, July 2, 2011

High Country North Carolina

The summers in Florida are hot and humid. My escape is the High Country of North Carolina. We spent nearly two glorious weeks where the high temperatures sometimes did not even hit 70 degrees. I enjoyed sitting on the condo balcony and watching the rain storms come in and also hiking the ski trails at Sugar Mountain. We made a great discovery during this trip. Wildcat Lake was a great place to swim. The water was cool and you could use their canoes for free.

I think mountains have to be one of my favorite of God's creations. There are over 300 references in the Bible about mountains. Here are a few of my favorite:

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.

Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;
 Sugar Mountain during the summer. A great place to go for hikes.
 Feeding the ducks at Historic Millpond. (a.k.a duck pond)
 We discovered a new place to visit. It is called Wildcat Lake. Swimming, sunbathing, and canoes.
 View of Banner Elk, NC from Sugartop Condos.
 View of Grandfather Mountain from Sugartop Condos.
 A distant storm that never produces any rain.
 More rain clouds.
 A summer view of the ski slopes at Sugar Mountain.
A boy and his shovel at Wildcat Lake, Banner Elk, NC. (Okay-that is my boy!!!!)
A southeast view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the condo.